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Have always "cackled like a banshee" when desis use the word revert to mean "reply", thereby elevating the mundane act of answering a question to a more existential plane altogether.

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Noun. October 5, 2011, Word of the Day
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ABCDEFGHIJ = American Born Confused Desi Escaped From Gujarat Hiding In Jersey.

Everyone of Indian descent in the United States knows there are Indian-Americans and then there are Indian-Americans from New Jersey. So pervasive, permeated and powerful are they that one of the five languages in which you can vote in New Jersey is...Gujarati (none of Hindi, Tamil, Arabic, French, or German make the list, by the way).

ABCDEFGHIJs are well known for having parents who, along with their entire extended family and friends, left the same village in Gujarat and, through various ports of call, made their way to New Jersey in the 1970s and 1980s. Where they have done their best to replicate village life albeit with modern amenities such as SUVs and wide-screen TVs. But whose channels are tuned to Indian channels - soap operas by day, the stock market and cricket by night.

Usage

Nitin: Hey, can you believe that freshman cutie Amrita from Edison had never even heard of the Beatles or Bruce Springsteen before she came to college? I mean, not even Springsteen, who is like their official state mascot!
Anand: Yep, classic ABCDEFGHIJ. And what's the bet she can't swing or salsa but finished her arangetram when she was, like, 12?
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English

Region

USA

Categories

People

Related Terms

Guju, desi, ABCD, ABCDEF

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fya
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Noun.
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To hit or slap someone

Usage

"I'll give you one thapad if you don't behave"
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Somebody with uncouth manners and lack of polish. Meant to refer to people who live in the jungle. As if Tarzan or Crocodile Dundee came out of Bandipur Forest and walked the streets of Bangalore. Except without the six-pack.

Usage

"Do you think he'll catch a Traditional with Modern Outlook wife?"
"That jungli?! He'll be lucky if a rabid dog wants to marry him."
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Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

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Porki

Terms referencing this

kataan, Pariyer, chappar, Parachute, cunthri

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Also known as a thapad

Usage

After he tried to put kai, she gave him one tightslap.
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English

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

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dhulai, thapad, Addi, Thok!
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Applied to anything that is even moderately good yet not necessarily related to actual sexiness

Usage

This ice-cream is sexy, guru. OR Sexy wallet, macha.
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English

Region

Bangalore

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

sakkath, super

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sex specialist, Sex Samiyar, SENSEX
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Someone whose actions are redolent of the old British ways. In a way that makes them seem like the old Indian elite who, despite being colonial subjects, talked and acted like the British and were only different because of their brown skin. In America they're called Coconuts - much simpler.

Usage

You're like a brownsahib, the way you eat your pizza with fork and knife
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English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

Dungaree, Blighty, Babalog, Suckoo